IT Management Linux News for Aug 26, 2008
Democratic National Convention Against GNU/Linux or Bought by Microsoft? (2008-08-26 21:01:29)
Ixnotes: "This isn’t about GNU/Linux vs
Linux, this isn’t about the Democratic National Convention
being anti-GNU/Linux or being bought by Microsoft. No. This is
about advocating against solutions that are marginalizing groups of
rsnapshot: rsync-Based Filesystem Snapshot (2008-08-26 20:01:29)
Tip of the Trade: "rsnapshot works on an ext3
filesystem, using rsync and hard links to create something that
looks and works like multiple instant-availability full backups...
but that takes up the space of only one full backup plus
OpenOffice.org Impress: Using Master Slides (2008-08-26 19:31:29)
Linux Journal: "By creating the master slides
you need before you add content, you can automate your work and
free yourself to focus on content."
Why Google Has Lost its Mojo (2008-08-26 16:31:29)
Computerworld: ""There's just too much of it
that is regularly broken. It seems like every week 10% of all the
features are broken.... And it's a different 10% every week -- the
old bugs are getting fixed, the new ones introduced.""
Desktop Linux Proves its Mettle in Emerging Markets (2008-08-26 15:31:29)
The Open Road: "Microsoft is heavily
subsidizing Windows and Office to keep Linux out, but Linux is
proving cheaper...and at least as easy as Windows to use."
Interview With Richard Hulse of Radio New Zealand, on the Decision to Offer Ogg Vorbis (2008-08-26 15:01:29)
Groklaw: "I asked Richard Hulse of Radio New
Zealand, the station's media manager, to tell me how they came to
decide to add Ogg Vorbis to their collection of interviews and
broadcasts, already offered as MP3s and in Windows Media Audio. His
answers are instructive, and you may find it helpful to note his
suggestions on how to effectively request other sites to offer Ogg
Intel Steers Aggressive Course While Apple Appears Rudderless (2008-08-26 13:01:29)
Linux Insider: "I knew a number of things that
were going to be happening at IDF but was blindsided by an
announcement Intel made that could change the world as we know
25 killer Linux apps (2008-08-26 06:33:11)
TechRadar: "Claws Mail started life as a
development fork of the Sylpheed mailer, and was for a long time
known as Sylpheed-Claws."
Top 5 Linux Migration Tips For Small Offices (2008-08-26 03:33:11)
Intranet Journal: "When most people think of
switching out their office to one Linux distribution or another,
the very idea of getting started with the needed migration must
seem completely overwhelming. Not because using Linux is difficult
-- rather, the task at hand with getting personnel and equipment up
to the challenge is daunting."